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Welcome to my website. You can use this site to find out how to contact me, or to find out about me and Bristol East. 

It also includes regular updates on issues and campaigns in which I am involved and, in the news section, what I have been doing in Bristol and in Westminster. You can also use this site to access my blog.

On the surgeries page there is some useful information on what to do if you need help with a particular problem, and on the local heroes page you can find out more about what individuals and community organisations are doing to make Bristol East a better place. 

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The week ahead

This week in Parliament will be dominated by the Autumn Statement/Spending Review on Wednesday, with the Chancellor expected to announce huge cuts to departmental spending. The Prime Minister will also be making a statement on security, and taking Prime Minister's Questions. On Tuesday it is Foreign Office Questions.

Kerry will be speaking at several events this week, including the launch of Buglife's "Urban Buzz" project, which includes Bristol; and a parliamentary Dog Strategy Conference. She will also be attending a breakfast event with the New Economics Foundation, on delivering jobs for UK coastal communities, which is an important part of her shadow Defra brief.

On Thursday Kerry will be opening a new farm shop at Elm Tree Farm in her constituency, and visiting the First Bus depot in Lawrence Hill to see the "bio bus", as well as holding a surgery at the Vassall Centre in Fishponds. On Friday she will be in Swansea with World Animal Protection, meeting fishermen to talk about marine litter and 'ghost fishing'. On Sunday she will be taking part in the Big Climate March, ahead of the Paris climate summit.

Your Opinion

Recently in Parliament, an MP raised the possibility of changing the UK's national animal from a lion to a hedgehog. Which of these would you prefer to see as the UK's national animal?

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Latest news

18 November 2015
Details of a cheque handover to the Bristol-based charity, Together for Short Lives. This money was raised by the Tony Benn artwork on Kerry's old office building.
A joint statement from the Bristol Labour MPs on the Paris attacks, issued for the College Green candle-lit vigil on 17 November.
Kerry's objection to the planning appeal for a McDonalds on Fishponds Road.
On Saturday, Kerry joined the 1500-strong march through Bristol city centre, organised by junior doctors to protest against the Government's plans for contract changes.
Kerry is moving offices on 5th October - please see here for details.


Just by way of an update to Monday’s post… Another invite has arrived. WWF are the culprits again! PRASEG & WWF-UK Event – The economics of climate change policy: what are the overall costs and benefits of the UK meeting its carbon budgets?Wednesday 10 September 2014, 17:00 – 19:00, Committee Room 6, House of Commons […]
Just an update to yesterday’s post on mitochrondial disease. I have to say I was rather surprised to see Professor Robert Winston – now Lord Winston – cited in the motion, as he is usually a leading supporter of genetic research. I’ve now seen a Twitter exchange between him – @profrwinston – and Dr Sarah […]
Just before recess I was at a WWF event in Parliament on environmental issues, with rather a large panel of speakers – all male, all white and, with one exception, all middle-aged. I’ve now received an invite to another ‘green’ event, from the Aldersgate Group: a ‘Dragon’s Den’ type event on 11th September with the […]
Later today, after the PM’s statement and a general debate on hospital car parking charges, there will be a debate on “Mitochondrial replacement techniques and public safety”. Here’s a BBC report which explains very simply what it’s about – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-28986843 – and an educational animated video narrated by none other than Bill Nighy http://www.thelilyfoundation.org.uk/animation/ Basically, […]
There’s a review starting on council ward boundaries in Bristol. Due to new housing being built in some areas and demographic changes, some wards are deemed to be far too big – this is particularly an issue in Cabot, Lawrence Hill and Ashley wards – while others are by comparison too small. This could be […]
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